|Sidney Cooper Gallery on the High street|
I have noticed that lots of you are from abroad. So I think this is a good opportunity to show some parts of our famous historic city. After the gallery, we walked a bit more and did some shopping, and had espresso and chocolate cakes at Champagne bar at ABode. I will show you a part of the city as we walked back to home from there
|The View of The library from the window of Champagne bar at ABode|
|It has been closed for several years for repair and extension. But it is near to completions now.|
The history of Canterbury goes back to the Roman time, or beyond; there was a Celtic settlement before the Romans came in the 1st century A.D.
|The Westgate from inside the City wall|
|Westgtae from the outside of the city wall|
The city was walled by the Romans in the third century. This Westgate was medieval replacement of the Roman gate, rebuilt around 1376 from Kentish ragstone, and the last survivor of seven medieval gates. Last weekend, the city changed its traffic system, and the Westgate area became one way system, except for buses and taxis. But there are still some confusions among residents. Double decker buses go through the gate. When I was a student, I used to sit on the upper floor of the bus to get a little thrill. I have seen large vehicles got stuck in the gate several times.
This evening we went to Beverley Craven's' little gig, Mike's old favourite, at the Gulbenkian theatre in the University of Kent. 3 minutes from our house by car. It was a fun. Although I didn't know any of her songs, I totally enjoyed it. She is talented.